May 13, 2010 - frieze - The Cartier Award 2010: Simon Fujiwara
May 13, 2010

The Cartier Award 2010: Simon Fujiwara

Portrait of Simon Fujiwara
Courtesy of Carla Verea

The Cartier Award 2010: Simon Fujiwara

Frieze Art Fair is delighted to announce that the winner of The Cartier Award 2010 is the British/Japanese artist Simon Fujiwara, who is based in Berlin and Mexico City. His previous works have encompassed performance-style lectures, fictional writings and installations. The winning proposal was selected from over 500 applications.

At Frieze Art Fair 2010, sponsored for the seventh year by Deutsche Bank, Fujiwara plans to present a new site-specific work, Frozen; an installation based on the fictive premise that an ancient lost city has been discovered beneath the site of the fair.

The Cartier Award is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading art awards and forms an exciting and visible element of Cartier’s long-standing commitment to the commissioning and display of contemporary art. It allows an emerging artist based outside the UK to realise a major project at Frieze Art Fair as part of the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects programme, this year curated by Sarah McCrory.

The award provides production costs of up to 10,000 GBP, an artist’s fee of 1,000 GBP and a three-month residency at Gasworks, an arts organization in South London which houses 12 artists’ studios. The award is open to non-UK-based artists within five years of graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or under 30 years of age.

Simon Fujiwara studied Architecture at Cambridge University and Fine Art at Städelschule Hochschule für Bildende Künst in Frankfurt am Main. Selected shows and projects from 2010 include Manifesta 8, Murcia; 29th São Paulo Biennial; Bringing Up Knowledge, MUSAC, Leon; Huckleberry Finn, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco; 100 Years, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf. Forthcoming shows include a week-long performance project for Performa 11, New York, curated by Jens Hoffmann, and a solo exhibition at TATE, St.Ives.

Frieze Art Fair takes place from 14-17 October 2010 in Regent’s Park, London.

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